Death toll rises in Pakistan drone attack

Al Jazeera, Aug 22, 2009

Civilian casualties in alleged US drone attacks have caused anger among Pakistanis [EPA]

The death toll from a suspected US air raid in Pakistan has risen after nine more bodies were pulled from the rubble, officials have said.

Three Pakistani intelligence officers said on Saturday that 21 people had been killed in the attack in the village of Dande Darpa Khel in North Waziristan a day earlier.

A local tribal elder said six children were among the dead.

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